CFRE Refresher Course

Thursday, May 18, 2017, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

In conjunction with the
2017 AFP DFW Philanthropy in Action Conference

Hosted by Insperity

CFRE certification adds value to your contribution to your employers, clients and constituents. In addition, the AFP Compensation and Benefits Study consistently reports that CFREs receive higher compensation than those who do not hold the CFRE credential.

If you are planning to take the CFRE exam, make plans to take this one-day course, brought to you by the Greater Dallas AFP and AFP International.

WHEN: Thursday, May 18, 2017, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (should arrive in parking lot by 7:45 a.m.)
WHERE: Offices of Insperity, 545 John Carpenter Freeway, Suite 1200, Irving, TX 75062

General Information

This one-day CFRE Refresher Course takes a new approach that asks you to apply fundraising theory, skills, and techniques within the six knowledge domains of the field, based on experience at the five year level. This course will not be presented in a lecture format. To gain the most from the experience and to read the requirements for obtaining your CFRE, you are strongly encouraged to visit the CFRE International website ( including the test content outline, Study Wizard, as well as the resource reading list. This session does not take the place of independent study and relevant experience in preparation for the exam.

Participants Receive:

  • Continental breakfast and lunch
  • Participant manual (link will be provided to download and print out manual)
  • Approximately 8 hours of instruction
  • A certificate of completion at the end of the course
  • A head start for taking the CFRE Exam


  • $390 AFP Members
  • $490 Non-members


Diana Marquis, CFRE, is the Executive Director for Friends of Wednesday's Child. Diana is an experienced leader in the nonprofit sector. She is Past President for the Dallas Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). Before joining Friends of Wednesday's Child she worked for different nonprofits ranging from a large international organization to a small nonprofit focused on environmental education. Some of her experience includes leadership development, staff training, grants management and major gifts solicitation. She holds a BFA and an MLA from Southern Methodist University.

Amy Rasor, CFRE, is the Chief Development Officer for Girls Inc. of Tarrant County. Amy started at Girls Inc. of Tarrant County in 2010 and has served in many roles for the agency. Amy has 16 years of nonprofit experience and worked previously for 10 years at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. In 2012, Amy was the recipient of the Directors of Volunteers in Agencies Tarrant County Deborah Evans Young award for excellence in Volunteer Management. She was also selected as a 2015 Fort Worth Business Press 40 Under 40 Award Recipent. She has had articles published in the Volunteer Management Report and Special Events Galore! professional development publications.

Registration Information

Click here to register online. Registration will close Monday, May 15, 2017, but we encourage you to register early — seating is limited!


The AFP CFRE Refresher Course offers fund development professionals an opportunity to review the main components of a complete fundraising program. It is a 10-hour, intensive program the purpose of which is to provide an overview of skills, techniques, and program components based on fundraising experience at the five-year level. This course is organized around the domains of the Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) exam rather than specific fundraising strategies. This course will help students identify gaps in knowledge by working through caselets. Participation in the AFP CFRE Refresher Course may assist individuals in learning or reviewing concepts covered on the CFRE exam as detailed on the Test Content Outline provided by CFRE International. The CFRE Professional Certification Board does not sponsor nor endorse any educational programs, and the AFP CFRE Refresher Course was not developed in conjunction with the CFRE board. The AFP CFRE Refresher Course is not designed specifically as a preparatory course for the exam. It is designed to provide a review of concepts one should know at the five-year experience level. AFP highly recommends that the review course be just one of the resources that I use in preparing to take the CFRE exam. I understand that I should also study the reading books that appear on the CFRE Resource Reading List.

Hotel Accommodations

Omni Mandalay

We are pleased to announce that once again, The Omni Mandalay is the official hotel for the DFW Conference with a special AFP Deluxe Guest Room Rate of $159 per night (plus taxes) for single / double occupancy. The Mandalay Suite rate is $189. Reservations can be made online or by calling 1-800-THE-OMNI and referring to the Association of Fundraising Professionals. The special room rate is only good until April 15, 2017.

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